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Rob Epstein (Director)
Peter Sarsgaard (Actor)
Amanda Seyfried (Actress)
James Franco (/Actor)
Jeffrey Friedman (Director)
Moderation: Jenni Zylka

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The year 1972 marked the crossover of the film Deep Throat into mainstream cinema where it was to have a decisive impact on the film industry – long before the internet and the pornographisation of society. Chic porn was born. Made in six days on a budget of 25,000 US dollars, Deep Throat grossed over six million dollars. The film turned its hitherto unknown leading lady, Linda Lovelace – who received just 1,250 dollars for her performance – into an instant star and she soon became the sexual revolution’s pin-up girl.
Linda grows up in a devoutly religious family. But once she meets charismatic Chuck Traynor she begins to live life in the fast lane. Traynor invents her ‘sensational talent for oral sex’ and becomes her husband, manager and pimp. The naïve Lovelace blithely takes on her new role – but soon discovers the darker sides of both her husband and the sex industry. As in Inside Deep Throat by Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey (Panorama 2005) Oscar-winning duo Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman’s new work Lovelace once again explores the topics of the porn industry, drugs, exploitation, sex and betrayal; it also depicts the discovery, rise and fall of a porn star.

USA 2012, 93 min


Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman


Amanda Seyfried
Peter Sarsgaard
Sharon Stone
Robert Patrick
Juno Temple
James Franco

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Nu Image